Your computer is connected to a Wi-Fi network, but you don’t remember the password that you had previously used to connect to the Wi-Fi network. Possibly you forgot the password or maybe the network administrator entered it directly without revealing the authentic password for you.
Now, you would like to connect a second device, like your smartphone or tablet, to the same Wi-Fi network but the question is how do you find out the password?
In such cases, you can either send a password request to the Wi-Fi admin, or you can simply open your command prompt on your computer and recover the saved password by following some easy steps mentioned below. And, here’re two different methods to find Wi-Fi password of your current network:
How to Find Wireless Network Password in Windows 10
- Using Command Prompt
- Using Network & Internet Settings Option
Method 1: Find Wi-Fi Password Using Command Prompt in Windows 10
Step 1: Press Windows + X key and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” to open the command prompt in administrator mode.
Step 2: Enter the following command and hit the enter key to see the Wi-Fi password.
netsh wlan show profile name=TGT key=clear
Remember: Replace TGT with the name of your Wireless SSID (it is the name of the Wireless network that you connect your computer to). The password will show up in the Security Settings section.
Use the findstr command, if you would only like to see the password and not the other information, :
netsh wlan show profile name=TGT key=clear | findstr Key
Method 2: Find Wireless Network Password Using Network & Internet Option
If you have a desktop or laptop running Windows 7/8/8.1/10 that is connected to your wireless network, you can find the Wi-Fi password by doing the following:
Step 1: Click on Start Menu, and select Settings.
Step 2: Click on Network & Internet and select the network you want to connect to and click on Connect.
Step 3: In the search box, enter view network connections, and in the search results, select View network connections.
Step 4: In Network Connections, right-click on the network name and select Status > Wireless Properties.
Step 5: Now, click on the Security tab and select Show characters.
That’s it. The password for the wireless network will be now displayed in the Network security key field.
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